Ex-policeman ‘sold stories to Sun for £500’

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A FORMER police sergeant has been charged with selling information to the Sun newspaper.

James Bowes, 30, from West Sussex, is accused of passing details of three high-profile investigations to the tabloid in 2010, in return for £500. He answered bail at a police station yesterday and was charged with misconduct in public office.

Alison Levitt, QC, principal legal adviser to the Director of Public Prosecutions, said: “We have concluded, following a careful review of the evidence, that James Bowes… should be charged with an offence of misconduct in public office.”

He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on 26 March.

He is being charged as part of Operation Elveden, the police investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials.